2 layouts & 2 sick Monkeys

Yup, both monkeys are sick. We paid our bi-monthly (seriously it seems that way) visit to the pediatrician this morning as both kids had cold like symptoms and then started with a wonderful barky cough. With Missy’s medical history and the fact that she gets pneumonia at the drop of a hat I thought it was best to go and have a visit. We had to take Rick to work anyway as our other truck still won’t run properly and I hate being with out my truck, so we went and found out that both kids have ear infections – Little man has a double and Missy has one in her right ear. On top of that they both have chest infections and Missy has a croupy sounding cough so we’re treating that with a steroid – lovely! So I have both monkeys at home – Missy stayed home yesterday also so I’ve had my hands more full than normal.

The weird thing is Little Man has started sleeping through the night – which isn’t normal for him when he’s not sick, so maybe we can convince him that this is the way normal people sleep and continue on this track we’re on right now.  With him sleeping in the evenings I’ve been able to get a few layouts completed and I have also started working on our family calendar for Christmas.

Here’s my 2 most recent layouts that I created for Julie Marie Scraps

Daisy – Missy & Daisy from her first trip to Disney, Christmas 2007.

I created this layout using papers & elements from Princess hearts by Julie Marie Scraps,
Dreams do come true & magical Disney moment by Britt-ish Design.
Love, Daisy I traced from Missy’s autograph book

Missy with our Scarecrow that we made for fall last year.  This layout was created using Autumn Spice by Julie Marie Scraps and the title was created using Dunia’s Stamped Alpha

If you want to check out Julie’s other designs her store is HERE

I have just downloaded another kit from Calalily over at Digital Candy so look for those layouts in the next day or so. Depending on Little Man & his sleep I might work on that this afternoon or this evening, It’s super cute too!

well, I think I should go and get a few things done before nap time.



September 23, 2008. Creative Team, Digital Scrapbooking, Family, Julie Marie Scraps, Layouts, Missy, Random Gabbings. Leave a comment.

2 More layouts

And then I should really get my butt moving.. lol

Here are my 2 most recent layouts

Dinner with Piglet – Missy with Piglet when we did the character dining experience at Disney. I created this layout for ScrapMatters Tuesday Template Challenge.  I used the template from Scrapmatters Tuesday template challenge and the  kit is “All Girl” by Calalily Designs. 

Rock out the Show – Missy Dressed up as Hannah Montana and used our guitar from Guitar Hero to “Rock out the show”
The kit I used was Mariposa by Calalily Designs, journal paper is from Calalily’s All Girl kit, template by Skittles & Scraps. 

Rock out the show was my second layout for Mariposa for my Digital Candy CT assignment for September

September 21, 2008. Creative Team, Digital Candy, Digital Scrapbooking, Layouts. Leave a comment.

Happy Birthday to me!

Today I turned 27. Not that it’s old, but I feel it. Last night Little Man decided that sleep was for the week and that staying up most of the night sounded like fun to him.

I did get to sleep in this morning until 11, but that’s only because I was up with Little Man until 4am. Then we have just really bummed about and now Rick and the monkeys have headed out to the store to pick up a few things for dinner. Mum and Tink are coming over tonight to have “birthday dinner” with me and that will probably be the highlight of today.

I recieved some good news this morning when I came into check my email. I had applied for a couple of CT calls that have been going on and I had an email from Julie over at Julie Marie Scraps and I was accepted as a CT member 🙂  I’m excited to get started and start creating for her.

Well, I need to run as I want to take advantage of the kids not being here and get a few things around here done.


September 21, 2008. Creative Team, Family, Julie Marie Scraps, Random Gabbings. Leave a comment.

Digital Candy CT Call


September 21, 2008. Creative Team, Digital Candy, Digital Scrapbooking. Leave a comment.

I’m truly Blessed..

This weekend we took a weekend off and just spent time together as a family. Friday night after Rick came home from work we took the monkeys to the beach. This was Little Man’s first time at the beach and he absolutely hated it (I’ll show you the photo’s in a few). From the time we got on the sand till about 30 minutes before we left he cried! He hated the sand – well more like was terrified of it and of course the ocean wasn’t any better either. Missy & I went and took a walk down the beach and when we came back we found Rick & Little Man playing in the sand – he’d finally gotten over the phobia and was playing with his dump truck in the sand. I can’t believe how lucky I am to have found such a wonderful man who embraces marriage and fatherhood like he has. In that moment I was completely in awe of him. I am truly blessed to have 2 beautiful children and a great husband.

Sunday we spent all day with friends who we haven’t seen in what seems like ages and let the kiddo’s all play together and they had a wonderful time, we of course enjoyed ourselves throughly and I’m hoping it’s not ages till we hang out with them again.

Little Man has discovered how to climb up the stairs – all the way to the second floor this time not just the first landing – so now we’re trying to find every way we can to stop him from getting up the stairs. The way our stairs are situated doesn’t give us many options for baby gating, so I think we’re going to have to get creative and add some wood to the banister and make our own baby gate. He’s quite pleased with himself too!

Here’s some of the photo’s I took at the beach on Friday..

Little Man when we first got onto the sand

Missy didn’t waste any time with starting a sandcastle (this was seriously with in the first couple of minutes, I hadn’t even laid out the blanket yet)

Little Man not enjoying getting his feet wet

Missy doesn’t mind the water..

Here’s the Castle Rick and Little Man were working on. Missy picked up her shovel and started to help.

Little Man happy now that he likes being on the beach.

My family.. I’m hoping next time to find someone to take a picture of all 4 of us..

September 15, 2008. Family, fun, Life, married life, Random Gabbings. Leave a comment.

I’ve been scrappin’..

This month for Digital Candy’s CT I am creating for Calalily Designs and I am working with 2 SUPER cute kits.

I have completed two layouts with my first kit – Wishing Star  and I have to say I absolutely adore this kit. I’m in love with the colours!

Anywho.. here are my layouts.

A Dream is a wish your heart makes – Is a quote from the movie Cinderella and I thought it fit this layout perfectly. This is Missy when we met Cinderella & Prince Charming on our trip to Disney in May 2007. I used Calalily Designs Wishing Star kit and the  Star elements are from Dreams Do Come True by Britt-ish Designs. I altered the photo’s using the Milk & Honey action by Natasha Whiteley. 

Sugar & Spice – My friends little girl napping in the cute premie outfit I brought for her.
This layout was created using Wishing Star by Calalily Designs and some of the ribbons came from, Shabby Princess – sweet sprinkles and Britt-ish Designs. 

And here is a couple of my quickpages that I have created for the Digital Candy’s Monthly Mega Kits.

1st Day of Kindergarten – Missy before her first day of kindergarten in her uniform.
I Created this layout using Digital Candy’s September’s mega kit Fridge Front Treasures. 

This layout and 3 others will be added to the Digital Candy Store soon.

Buddy – I created this page for  Digital Candy’s August Mega kit “dog days of summer” the quick page album is now available in the store http://www.digitalcandy.ca/shoppe/pr…t=0&page=1

September 10, 2008. Creative Team, Digital Candy, Digital Scrapbooking. Leave a comment.

Latest Scrappin’s..

While I was away being busy with family and the house, I did manage to scrap a few layouts for the creative team.

Last month I was creating layouts for Dreamscape Designs. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the kits and I had a blast working with them, I created with “Boys in the Sun” & “Playdate”.

Here’s my layouts

Meeting Abby Mallard – created using pictures from our trip to Disney in 2007. The template I used was created by Racketty Scrapetty & the kit was Playdate by Dreamscape Designs.

Mother & Daughter – This is Missy & I on her birthday. This layout was created with Playdate by Dreamscape Designs.

Fun in the Pool – Little Man & Rick in our pool a couple of months ago. Created using Boys in the Sun by Dreamscape Designs.

Mommy’s Little Stinker – is of Little Man in his “Mommy’s Little Stinker” shirt, created using Boys in the Sun by Dreamscape designs.

If you are interested in picking up either kit check it out HERE 

This month I am working with Calalily Designs and will of course be posting my newest layouts with her super cute kits!

I have also been given the opportunity twice now to make quick pages for the Digital Candy’s Monthly Mega kit.  Last month I worked with The Dog Days of Summer  and here’s the quick page album that I helped create

There are four pages that I created and one is featured right there on the left under the “D” for Dog! If you’d like to pick up the album or the kit click the image and it will take you to the Digital Candy store where you can grab it up now for $4.99!

This month’s Mega Kit is Fridge Front Friends.

Click the Image to head to the DC store to pick it up!

I will post the link to the Quick Page album once it’s available in the store!

September 8, 2008. Creative Team, Digital Candy, Digital Scrapbooking, Layouts. Leave a comment.

I know.. it’s been a while..

I apologize for not blogging sooner, but since moving into our house we have been non-stop busy! We finally had everything moved from our old place and had to set up our house in record time as my Aunt, Uncle and cousin came to stay with us from England for 2 weeks at the end of August – that’s another reason I haven’t blogged as they were staying in the office as it’s our guest room also.

Having my family to stay was wonderful. I haven’t seen them since we moved from England to Florida 12 years ago. I can’t believe how close I am to my Aunt, considering most of our “relationship” has been through email or webcam conversations. We have so much in common, which is quite funny and I had a great time all around with them.  It was nice for Missy to meet them as she’s seen them on the webcam and receives cards etc from them, but that’s just not the same, now she knows when she gets a card from Dee who sent it instead of just someone we tell her about. Unfortunately when they arrived Tropical Storm Fay blew into town and flooded us in for 4 days.. poor things were expecting wonderfully hot (which it was) and sunny weather and they got a monsoon! The last week was perfect weather and I’m glad they got to do alot of the things they were wanting to do while they were here.

Missy started school 3 weeks ago – wow, she’s really been in school that long.. wow time flies! She is loving it and is oh so grown up and doesn’t want Rick or I walking her into her class any more so now we have to drive through the car loop and just let her hop out and walk herself in. She’s even riding the school bus home.. I’m sure that isn’t a big deal to some of you, but to me it was a huge step. I’m such a worry wart. I’m worried that she’ll miss the bus or something will happen to her while she’s on the bus, I don’t know I freak out when it’s only a minute or so late. She’s enjoying it, so as long as she’s happy then I’m fine with it. She has an assigned seat and can’t get off the bus unless Rick or myself are there, which is peace of mind that she can’t just get off of the bus, but still, it’s scary to think that my little girl is riding a school bus.

Missy has also started dance class again, which of course she’s loving. One of her friends from preschool is in her class and they are of course glued at the hip. When they first saw each other all they did was jump up and down and scream, it was cute. She has also made other friends this year in her class (which is much quicker than she did last year) and told me that they are all best buddies.

Little man is becoming more and more of a handful. We are now crawling at full speed everywhere, climbing the stairs and cruising the furniture. Needless to say I’m surprised I haven’t lost the 40lbs I’ve been wanting to loose from all the running around I’m doing during the day. He has also learned about his tongue and insists on sticking it out constantly. I was taking pictures of him tonight in the bath tub and almost every picture I took he’s got his tongue out! I think he’s finding Missy going to school difficult as he has become more clingy than normal – if that was at all possible.

Here’s some recent photo’s of my 2 monkeys…

Little Man riding his Pooh car – Missy is in the background as she was pushing him along on it and I wanted a picture of just him sitting on it – she sneaked in the back lol

Missy in her Uniform on her first day of school. See what I mean about grown up?!

My 2 monkeys at the park the other night. We walked to the local park for our nightly walk Little Man LOVED the dinosaur.

Little Man & Missy off on their drive around the yard in Missy’s Barbie Jeep. Little Man loves to ride around with her in the passenger seat.. he’s such a ham!

Well that’s it for my 3 week update, I’m sure there was other stuff that happened, that I just can’t remember.


September 8, 2008. Family, fun, Missy, Photo's, Random Gabbings. Leave a comment.